Euro NCAP

See the safety results of the Hyundai Tucson by Euro NCAP

Results
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CleanAir Created with Sketch.
2.6 10 Clean Air Index
EnergyEfficiency Created with Sketch.
2.8 10 Energy Efficiency Index
3.4 10 Greenhouse Gas Index
Laboratory TestsNMHCNOXNH3COPN
0.010Cold test
5.410Warm test
0.010Cold Ambient test
0.010Highway
Road test
2.710On-Road Drive
0.08On-Road Heavy Load
2.05On-Road Light Load
3.85On-Road Short Trip
2.02Congestion
Robustness
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

NOx is well controlled in all of the tests and particulate number is never excessive, despite the lack of a gasoline particulate filter. However, in most of the laboratory tests, emissions of CO are high, sufficiently so that the car loses all points for these tests. This contributes to a Clean Air Index of only 2.6.

Laboratory TestsEnergy
3.510Cold test
4.310Warm test
1.610Cold Ambient test
2.010Highway
ConsumptionDriving range
Average 8.2l100 km 774km
Worst-case 9.3l100 km 668km
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

Energy efficiency is unimpressive with a worst-case fuel consumption of 9.3 l/100 km in the cold ambient temperature test and index value of 2.8 in this part of the assessment.

Greenhouse GasesCO2N2OCH4
2.77Cold test
3.17Warm test
1.97Cold Ambient test
2.27Highway
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

Emissions of ammonia, NH3, and of Methane, CH4, which are unregulated by legislation, are low in all of the tests. However, CO2 emissions are quite high, exceeding the declared value of 183 g/km in the cold ambient temperature and high-load highway tests.

Our verdict

The Tucson has been in Hyundai's line-up for many years and is tested here in its third-generation form, available since 2015. The test vehicle's 1.6 petrol engine delivers 97 kW and 161 Nm of torque and, as after-treatment, has only a three-way catalyst. The Tucson has uniformly low index values in all three areas of assessment. Carbon monoxide emissions severely limit the scoring in the Clean Air index. While emissions of the more potent greenhouse gases are low, emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are relatively high, reflecting the low energy efficiency of the vehicle. Overall, the third-generation Tucson disappoints with a 1½ star rating and it is hoped that the recently-introduced all-new vehicle will perform better.

Specifications

  • Publication Date 02 2021
  • Tested Car TMAJ3811LKJ86XXXX
  • Emissions Class Euro 6d-Temp
  • Tyres 225/60R17 99H
  • Mass 1,483 kg
  • Engine Size 1,591 cc
  • Engine Power/Torque 97 kW/161 Nm
  • Published CO2 183 g/km